This six-week sermon series guide looks at the judges of Israel who oversaw the nation between Joshua’s death and the establishment of the monarchy. With each week’s message focusing on a thematic deliverer story, this series explores the character traits of the judges and God’s faithfulness to use his people then and now for victory. A passage from the New Testament is also connected in every week’s ideas and talking points section.
Text: Judges 13:1–5, 24–25; 14:1–9; 15:1–20
Big Idea of the Message: Samson’s fleshly appetites derailed his effectiveness and caused him unnecessary pain.
Application Point: We may have a special call and special gifts from God, but our spiritual maturity can’t be forgotten.